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Write protected flash drive?

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  1. Wilbur

    Wilbur Thread Starter

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    I have an "LGear" 16 gb usb flash drive, when I transfer files to it eventually I'll get a pop up telling me the disk is write protected. I've tried formatting it many times, whenever I transfer files to it after a while I get a "dish is write protected" message. When I check it's properties I see it's write protected.
    When I remove it from my laptop (running Vista 64) and then plug it into a USB port windows detects the problem and "fixes" the problem, I format it but have the same problem every time I try to use it.

    I'm just about ready to chuck it in the garbage, before I di is there anything else I could try?
    I have this problem on our Vista and XP computers, only with this one stick, I have 3 others thatt work fine.
    Thanks
    Will
     
  2. jazz3000

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    is there a switch on the side of the drive that's still in locked position?
     
  3. Wilbur

    Wilbur Thread Starter

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    DOH! Is that what that;s for? :eek:

    Just kidding, no, there's no switch.
     
  4. jazz3000

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    they do come with them ya know. LOL - I think maybe tossing it into the trash might be an option. But me? I'd send it back to the manufacturer and say give me another one because this piece of #$%@ doesn't work.
     
  5. Wilbur

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    I gave my friend my old 16 gig stick, he bought me this one to replace it, it's never really worked right, POC!
     
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